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Japan said Friday it has strongly protested to China over the intrusion by two China Coast Guard ships into Japanese territorial waters near disputed islands in the East China Sea.

The two Chinese ships entered Japanese territorial waters around the Senkaku Islands at around 4:50 p.m. Thursday and appeared to be trying to approach a Japanese fishing boat about 7 kilometers west of Uotsuri Island, according to the Japan Coast Guard.

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